What I've been watching: Last five films

What I’ve been watching: Last five films #2


Guess who’s upped her film count in a matter of days? This person. You know how you make time to clean the house or plan your weekend. Well, I’ve made time for some film watching and it reminded me that it’s something I need. I need my film time. So I carved out some time to watch some great films.

120+ movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

120+ Movies of 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyTinker Tailor Soldier Spy (23/09/11)

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.

I admit that throughout about 40% of this film I was confused. I was confused with what was going on, why it was going on and where it was going on. Regardless, I think I enjoyed the confusion because I left the cinema feeling like I’ve experienced one heck of a brilliant film.

Amazing performances from all involved. I couldn’t have guessed what was going on with the storyline if I had tried. I was using so much brainpower to concentrate and keep up with the film, trying to predict anything would have severely hindered my ability to just watch. So I sat back an enjoyed.
Rating: 5/5

Read on to see the entire list of movies seen this year so far:

120+ movies: The King’s Speech

120+ Movies of 2011

One final movie before I head off on holiday.

The King's SpeechThe King’s Speech (19/01/11)

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

The King’s Speech really is as good as everyone is saying. It’s touching, funny and dramatic all at the same time. Colin Firth deserved to have won the Golden Globe for his role as King George VI and I do hope he goes on to get nominated for an Academy Award for it. All the actors cast in the film were brilliant to watch. Geoffrey Rush made for such a nice character. I couldn’t find a single flaw to him. And yet, he’s still so likeable.

I also loved the look of the film. The muted colours. The way some of the scenes between Bertie and Lionel were shot – really focussing on a portrait or face-on, close to the camera. Really stunning looking film.

Also, this poster image I’ve used – love it! It seems a bit unconventional for this type of movie. Looks more contemporary but I love it. The orange and the simplicity of it. Brilliant.

Excellent film, with great performances from everyone and just a joy to watch. See it!
Rating: 5/5

Read on to see the entire list of movies seen this year so far: